Daily Log 7/18/12
Since only part of the trench was picked and cleaned yesterday opening eleavations will be forgone today. The western half of the trench was picked. Soil was sorted by hand and then dumped. Some worn pieces of tile were recovered. A pick pass was done over the entire trench. Ample organics were uncovered along with worn tile and eroded pottery. While sorting the soil an unrecognizable terracotta was found (special find #1). The ridge between CB 57 and CB 60 was leveled.
51.02E, 58.17 S
Another pick pass was done throughout the whole trench. Soil is now loose enough and the roots are far enough that shovels will be used in order to quickly remove the erosional fill. Soil was shoveled and sorted at the wheelbarrow. Tile was recovered; it is still highly eroded. Another pick pass as done in the trench. While shoveling a piece of slag (small) was found (SF #2). While sorting buckets a piece of slag (SF #3),
Another piece of slag with terracotta dust (SF #4), and a bronze nail (SF #5) were retrieved. Tile and pottery was found, a piece of medieval tile was found but counted in the tile terracotta bowl.
51.06 E, 58.05 S
Slag (with terracotta dust)
Another pick pass was done throughout the whole trench. The soil was shoveled and dirt was sorted in the wheelbarrow. Tile and potter was recovered.
The ridge between CB 57 and CB 60 was removed. The ridge between CB 59 and CB 60 was leveled. The western and southern baulk was trimmed. The floor of the trench was scraped of the loose soil and it seems that the topsoil has been removed and a clay-like soil is across the entire floor of the trench. While cleaning along the north a piece of slag was found (SF #6). While cleaning along the south another piece of slag was found (SF #7).
Special Find #6
50.82 E, 58.43 S
Special Find #7
NW: 25.21 mAe
NE: 25.22 mAe
SE: 25.13 mAe
SW: 25.17 mAe
Tile- 2 2/3 bowls
Pottery- 1 latte (74 pieces)
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